Larry Tucker (screenwriter)

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Larry Tucker
Born(1934-06-23)June 23, 1934
DiedApril 1, 2001(2001-04-01) (aged 66)
NationalityAmerican

Larry Tucker (June 23, 1934 – April 1, 2001) was an American film and television writer, producer, and occasional actor, who wrote the comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) with Paul Mazursky.[1] Tucker and Mazursky were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for their work on Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.[1]

Tucker was from Philadelphia and began his career with humorist Mort Sahl at San Francisco's Hungry i club. After the Hungry i, Tucker became a television writer, working on The Danny Kaye Show.[1] Tucker acted in the films Blast of Silence (1961), Advise and Consent (1962), Shock Corridor (1963) and Angels Hard as They Come (1971).[2]

Tucker and Mazursky were also responsible for the development and production of The Monkees eponymous television series and the 1968 romantic comedy I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!, which starred Peter Sellers.[1] In the early 1980s Tucker was executive producer and one of the writers of the sitcom Jennifer Slept Here (1983), Mr. Merlin (1981–82), Teachers Only (1982–83) and Stir Crazy (1985).[1][2]

Tucker died of complications from multiple sclerosis and cancer in 2001.[1]

Filmography[edit]

Actor[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1961 Blast of Silence Big Ralph
1962 Advise and Consent Manuel
1963 Shock Corridor Pagliacci
1968 I Love You, Alice B. Toklas Hitch-hiker Uncredited
1969 Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Bearded Man Walking in Front of Hotel Uncredited
1971 Angels Hard as They Come Lucifer (final film role)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Larry Tucker -- Writer and Producer, 67". The New York Times.
  2. ^ a b "Larry Tucker; Film and TV Producer, Writer". The LA Times.

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